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TRED forms advisory board

Rome, GA – To further engage a diverse group of trail enthusiasts, TRED has formed a 10-person Board of Advisors. Realizing the heightened level of activities and enthusiasm surrounding the development of Rome and Floyd County’s trail system, TRED president Julie Smith sees the benefits of engaging local public, private, and government leaders in the big decisions that are essential to continuing our trail’s popularity.

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Friday 09/05/2014
River Dog Paddle Company coming to Broad Street
Posted: September 05, 2014

Mike and Connie Sams have brought the sport/hobby of stand up paddle boarding to Rome. The couple moved to Rome from Atlanta two years ago and have indicated on their website, www.riverdogpaddleco.com that they plan to open a shop at 5 broad Street in early November.

Mount Berry Square Mall to continue under Hull Property Group flag
Posted: September 05, 2014

James M. Hull and Barry L. Storey have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group, LLC with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Youth baseball training center opens in West Rome
Posted: September 02, 2014

Joel Wall is doing his best to renew interest in youth baseball in Rome, Floyd County and all of Northwest Georgia.  Wall has opened Future Athletics at 25 Shorter Industrial Blvd., Suite 200.

Geocaching event filling up local hotel and campgrounds on Oct. 15-19
Posted: September 02, 2014

Andi Beyer and Jim Williamson are expecting one of the largest crowds for an event in Rome this year when they host a Geocaching Mega-Event on Oct. 15-19.

Alford’s to acquire Cartridge World
Posted: September 02, 2014

Larry Alford and his wife, Missy Alford, of Servicemaster by Twins, have come to an agreement with Eric Labbe for the purchase of the franchise for Cartridge World of Rome at 315 Riverside Parkway.

Thursday 08/07/2014
O’Charley’s, ALDI to open soon; Ichiban already open
Posted: August 07, 2014

The month of August is going to be a big one for new businesses.

Thursday 07/24/2014
GHC Human Resources Seminar to focus on changing employment landscape
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:29 am

The Georgia Highlands College Office of Continuing Education will be hosting the 8th Annual Managing Human Resources Seminar on Aug. 6 from 8:30am-2:30pm. The seminar will focus on the changing employment landscape in Northwest Georgia and how to attract and retain high quality talent.

Monday 07/21/2014
New pharmacy planned for North Rome
Posted: July 21, 2014

Plans are in progress to bring a new independent pharmacy to a location in North Rome.

Seminar on bid procurement at Chamber tomorrow
Posted: July 21, 2014

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar to help small businesses with their bidding efforts Tuesday, July 22 at the Chamber.

Dealerships note: Simple Transfers now open
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 10:22 am

Hayden Moore has opened what he calls an inventory trade specialist business for new car dealers.

Tuesday 07/15/2014
Beaulieu to create 350 jobs with $200 million Cartersville plant
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 2:20 am

A Belgium-based company is bringing its manufacturing operations to the United States with a Cartersville facility.

Thursday 07/10/2014
State to help O’Charley’s recruit workers for Rome location
Updated: July 10, 2014 - 1:08 pm

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help O’Charley’s fill a dozen jobs for food service workers at a new restaurant set to open in August on Turner-McCall Boulevard in Rome.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Etowah Landing recognized by national program for best practices in quality care
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Etowah Landing, a 100-bed Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center located at 809 South Broad Street, Rome, GA, today announced that it has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze– Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through improved quality care.

Monday 06/23/2014
Renovations for O'Charley's location beginning to show
Posted: June 23, 2014

Ventura Construction picked up a permit for renovations at 707 Turner McCall Blvd., owned by Wayne Robinson and Brooke Temple, soon to be the home of a new O’Charley’s restaurant. Value of the work is set at $160,000 and they hope to have the restaurant open early this fall.

Friday 06/20/2014
United Community Bank donates $900 to Salvation Army of Floyd County as part of annual event
Updated: June 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm

Blairsville, Ga. (June 20, 2014) – United Community Bank is donating $23,400 to charity, thanks to proceeds from its signature annual event – The Bankers Hour. United Community Bank employees recently entertained more than 6,000 customers and friends at the 20th annual live production of The Bankers Hour.

Thursday 06/19/2014
Classic car auction raises $24,000 for Cancer Navigators
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 1:52 am

ROME - When Wayne and Pat Vick made the generous offer of donating a classic 1928 Ford Model A Speedster to an auction benefitting Cancer Navigators, it was certain to be a major source of funding for the non-profit organization.

Monday 06/16/2014
Toyo job fair announced in Cartersville
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 6:13 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Toyo Tires in White to hire on new employees for the manufacturing facility north of Cartersville.

Snazzy Rags hosts grand opening
Posted: June 16, 2014

Brooke Nolan’s Snazzy Rags will host a grand opening event at the women’s boutique’s new location, 419 Broad St., Tuesday June 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dogwood store sheds antiques from shelves
Posted: June 16, 2014

 After operating for many years as Dogwood Books & Antiques, 240 Broad St., Ken Studdard has dropped the antiques from his business and renamed the store, Dogwood Books.

Monday 06/09/2014
Evergreen Health & Rehab receives bronze national quality award
Posted: June 09, 2014

Rome, Ga – Evergreen Health & Rehab has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.